Wynnefield Heights, Philadelphia

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Wynnefield Heights
Neighborhood of Philadelphia
Wynnefield Heights is the home of The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, or PCOM, a school of some 1,300 medical and graduate-level students, which also serves as the Philadelphia 76ers practice facilities.
Wynnefield Heights is the home of The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, or PCOM, a school of some 1,300 medical and graduate-level students, which also serves as the Philadelphia 76ers practice facilities.
Wynnefield Heights is located in Philadelphia
Wynnefield Heights
Wynnefield Heights
Coordinates: Coordinates: 40°00′07″N 75°12′32″W / 40.002°N 75.209°W / 40.002; -75.209
Country United States
StatePennsylvania
CountyPhiladelphia County
CityPhiladelphia
Area code(s)Area code 215

Wynnefield Heights is a middle class neighborhood located in the greater West Philadelphia area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The neighborhood is bounded by City Avenue to the north, Belmont Avenue to the west, Fairmount Park to the south and east, and the Schuylkill Expressway to the east. The area is also known as Woodside Park or Balwynne Park. "Woodside Park" is the name of a former amusement park that was constructed in 1897 by the Fairmount Park Transportation Company, and that continued in operation until 1955. There are a number of apartment complex's and hotels in the neighborhood as the Schuylkill Expressway (Route 76) and Belmont Avenue provide quick access to Center City, Philadelphia and the near by suburbs located in Montgomery County, PA. Major business and government facilities in the neighborhood are WPVI-TV-ABC Channel 6's studios, Target, the Phila. Water Dept. Belmont Water Treatment Facility and Reservoir, the Pennsylvania State Police Troop K Barracks, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's (PCOM) main campus.

Per 2010 U.S. Census data the community is racially diverse with 36.7% African-American, 48.3% Caucasian, 9.5% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 2.8% Hispanic/Latino. As of 2010 the HUD Estimated Median Family Income for the neighborhood was approximately $76,200. The neighborhood offers a variety of housing types: two-story brick town homes and row duplexes, garden apartments, and mid-rise and high-rise apartment homes. Of the 5,601 total housing units located in the area per 2010 Census data, 1,045 or 18.7% are owner-occupied units. At this time there are no public or parochial schools within the Wynnefield Heights neighborhood.

The Wynnefield Heights Civic Association ("WHCA") aims to "promote civic action and interaction between the residents and businesses of Wynnefield Heights for the purposes of creating a safe, clean and responsible community."[1] WHCA holds an annual Community Day in July at the new Woodside Park & Playground located in the neighborhood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ wynnefieldheights.org, "Membership - Who We Are". Accessed 5 March 2011.